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Kempt Man of the Hour: Matthew Goode

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

We were admittedly more than a little wary of the idea of a remake of one of our favorite films of all time, the BBCs 1981 adaptation of *Brideshead Revisited*, and frankly surprised that anyone would have the brass to undertake it in the first place (Do you fuck with Jeremy Irons? No you do not).

We'll suspend further critical judgments until we're able to screen the new one in its entirety, but in any case we fully approve of any cinematic endeavor featuring so many fine examples of 1920s British gentleman's kit. And we're already predisposed to approve of the convincingly toff-y Matthew Goode, who was one of the few redeeming features of *Match Point* and has the daunting task of filling Irons' brogues.

Goode took a suitably sartorial line for the Cinema Society screening of the new *Brideshead* the other night: a black three-piece single-breasted wide peak lapel suit by Giorgio Armani with a quirkily-cut waistcoat and all the trimmings.

We don't entirely approve of belts with three-piece suits - braces or side-tabbed trousers are far preferable - but Goode was more than able to pass this off as an elegant sort of carelessness befitting a fellow well on his way to becoming the next J. Irons, draped about with admiring females and so forth.

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